Raincoast Books – The Bear and the Piano

There are children’s books. And then there are really good, very beautiful children’s books! Today, I have the privilege of letting you in on a secret. It’s one of those really good children’s books. I loved it. My kids loved it. Maybe that’s partly because we play piano in this house, but in any case, […]

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Raincoast Books – Father’s Day! ~Giveaway!

Guess what! Only a week and a half until Father’s Day! I would have to admit that I’m sort of glad that my kids are starting to be in school – because I’m terrible at planning any sort of Father’s Day “stuff”! I never seem to think of it until it’s the day before (or […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?

It’s amazing how popular dinosaurs are among kids – even though they are extinct! I guess it’s all the unknowns, and the fact that they were such magnificent creatures that make us curious and that make us enjoy learning and reading about them. Jane Yolen and Scholastic have turned the fascination that kids have with […]

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MiaMily – The Business of Carrying Your Baby!

Babywearing or carrying my babies in a hands-free fashion is something that is very important to me. I love it for many reasons…but most of all, I love just having my baby close to me even when I am busy with laundry or other chores, and I love being able to leave the stroller behind […]

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Stay Smart this Summer with EarthWear!

We LOVE summer. It is my favorite season of the year…except for one thing – the mosquito’s and the ticks! Those two things I could definitely do without. Right now tick season is just beginning here in the prairies and the truth is that ticks are my very, very, very, VERY least favorite bug that […]

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The Talking Shirt ~ GIVEAWAY!

What you wear matters. There are many ways to take that statement, but I want to focus on one aspect of it today…that making wise choices in what we wear and wearing clothing that has the possibility to be uplifting to those around you is an easy way to encourage others or spread a message […]

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Music that Makes a Difference ~ GIVEAWAY!

Music is very important in our home. I grew up loving music, and so did my husband…so I guess it is a natural thing for our kids to also grow up both enjoying and playing music! That said…there’s two types of music out there – the kind that is uplifting, wholesome and fun that we […]

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Camp Nana Papa! ~ GIVEAWAY!

Grandparents are a special group of family members…and they are very popular amount the grandchildren! Grandparents are important role models…and they usually like to spoil their grandchildren – at least a little bit! *wink.* We certainly love Grandpa & Grandma in our home – and  it is always a VERY exciting time when we get […]

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The 5 Day Adoption ~ GIVEAWAY! (2 Winners!)

Becoming a mom has changed me and grown in me in many, many, many ways….all for the better. Now, I didn’t say it was all easier, but in the end, it has all been for the better. One thing that I’ve gotten since becoming a mom is a mother’s heart…it’s the kind of thing that […]

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Life’s Little Lessons ~ GIVEAWAY!

Have you ever noticed that lecturing your preschooler (or any of your kids for that matter!) never really seems to work? I’ve tried, and I’ve come to the conclusion that a lecture is really a waste of my time. I’m all for having meaningful conversations though where both parties are talking and interacting! I really […]

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